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Come and get your Memory Stick Withdrawal jabs

With pen drives and external storage on their way out after Christmas, we are doing an increasing number of whole school, team and departmental 'Google Drive Essentials' training sessions.
We are finding that what works well after these sessions is as a follow-up: to offer drop-in 'clinics' whereby anyone with any further questions, problems or issues can drop in and get help from a member of the eLearning team. It's a great combination: initial input en-masse,  then staff get a chance to go away and try it out, then come back to us a week or so later with any individual queries or questions, or for those that really want to take things further, some next steps; it also allows teams to give some thought as to how they want to use Google Drive and come back with questions on how to achieve their goals.

Today we are at Malcolm Arnold Academy, and the walk-in clinic is open. No appointment necessary!



Is your team prepared for life after pen drives? We are here to help.

Please get in touch with me, Guy or Yasmin to arrange whole school, team or departmental training - be it teaching staff, students or admin teams. If you have already had this type of training and would appreciate a follow-up clinic then we can make that happen before Christmas.

If you need a refresher without human interaction - we have plenty of training videos on our training channel on DRET.TV  that should be a good reminder or starting point.

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